Posted inEnvironment, News, Outdoors

Ranchers in some states can shoot wolves that attack their livestock. But not in Colorado.

Don Gittleson woke up Wednesday morning to a sight that’s starting to feel common on his North Park ranch: a cow torn up by wolves, the third attack on his livestock since a few days before Christmas. If this were Montana, Wyoming or Idaho, Gittleson could pull out a gun and shoot the predator dead.  […]

Posted inEnvironment, News

BLM to remove 80% of wild mustang herd from Sand Wash Basin in Colorado’s second helicopter roundup of the summer

For the second time this summer, a helicopter hired by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will round up hundreds of wild horses roaming northwest Colorado in what the agency is calling an emergency operation to thin the herds. The roundup in the Sand Wash Basin, in far northwestern Colorado near the Wyoming border, is […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: What we should learn from the beef over MeatOut Day

Pastoralism, the practice of raising livestock for food, has sustained human populations, grassland ecosystems and biodiversity around the world since Neolithic times. Not only does well-managed livestock grazing produce meat, a nutrient-dense protein source important to human health, it is also an essential economic and ecological tool in maintaining healthy landscapes, clean air, water, wildlife […]

Posted inColoradans, Economy, News, Politics and Government

Animal cruelty initiative aggravates Colorado ranchers fresh off MeatOut Day controversy

Coloradans who participated in the great, governor-inspired meat battle of 2021 either tore into a juicy steak Saturday or opted for a vegan burger and a side of veggies.  But last weekend’s fight, prompted by Gov. Jared Polis’ proclamation of MeatOut Day, was nothing compared to a brewing battle over what ranchers are calling the […]

Posted inSunLit, SunLit Interviews

Even in a cruel business, a Colorado author found dog breeders sometimes cry as they give up their stock

Rory Kress is a journalist who has covered stories around the world. A two-time Emmy Award winner, she holds a BA in creative writing from Princeton University and graduated at the top of her class from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Denver. The following is an interview with Kress. Each […]